A 5-year~old girl and three others have died while two including the driver sustained serious injuries after the motor vehicle they were travelling in overturned once. The accident occurred on June 1, 2022 around 0600hrs at Mikuju Trading Center along Balaka- Salima road.
The four have been identified as Patricia Daniel 5, Mac Milan Tembo 31, Jeremiah Mtunda, 31 and Charles Mtapatuwa, ( ) all from Salima district.
The accident which involved a Honda Freed Saloon registration NE 8162 was being driven by Rodgers Khwaluwalu from the direction of Ngodzi Trading Centre heading towards Salima boma with 11 passengers on board.
Upon arrival at Mikuju Trading Centre, due to overspeeding Khwaluwalu lost control of the motor vehicle and swerved from side to side of the road before the motor vehicle overturned once.
Due to the impact, six people including the driver sustained various degrees of injuries and were taken to Salima District Hospital where the four were pronounced dead.